Treatments for the very small to the very tall
Harpenden's only multi-disciplinary private clinic offering a wide range of treatments for all adults, babies & children.See all Services
At Body Mechanix we truly value our patients and look to offer the very best treatments to assist your health, sporting and wellbeing goals.
The newly refurbished, charming clinic is located on Harpenden’s high street, within a unique 16th-century building.
Our team of highly trained Osteopaths, Paediatric Osteopaths, Sports & Massage Therapists, Podiatrists, and Pilates Instructors interact and work together to provide a multi-disciplinary patient-centred approach to healthcare.
To further enhance your mind and body wellness, we also collaborate with a number of independent practitioners who are based at the clinic including, experienced nutritionists, councillors, reflexologists and beauticians to ensure you look and feel great both on the inside and out.
Our mission statement is not solely based on treatment; but the desire to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures to assist in creating a healthier, happier and stronger you.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to the clinic soon.
Clinic Director, Lead Osteopath.
Meet the Team
Running ten 10k’s was a daft idea aged 47 this year. Thankfully, Claire prepared me for every race and repaired me post race with the wonder of Osteopathic Treatment. Claire has been brilliant. She has helped me throughout, been thorough and professional, she is also trained in the use of Kinesiology tape of which I have used, to much benefit. I have recommended many friends and fellow sporting types to Claire and would not hesitate in recommending her to you.Robert Howes
At 44 years old I had my first serious back problem after picking up a heavy weight, it seemed terminal. I suddenly knew how it felt not to be able to bend, not to be able to touch the floor and to be in almost constant pain. I needed strong pain killers and tears came to my eyes many times. After 3 visits to Claire over a couple of weeks I honestly feel better than I was before. I walked 10 miles a few days ago and am now running, doing sit ups, press ups, everything! Claire knew exactly what to do and how much to tackle at each session. I had an acute injury when I first met her and she gave me a huge amount of reassurance and told me what I could expect. She also advised me on posture and exercises. The gentle manipulations she performed literally took years off my life. I feel the charges were well worth it. I am still waiting for my first appointment to see the NHS physiotherapist but she won’t have much left to do.Helen Brunskill Back pain treatment
We've taken Mabel (9 wks) to Claire since week 1 after a difficult forceps delivery. She gave us piece of mind there was no lasting damage through her confident and meticulous treatment. We've been going back since as Mabel loves the sessions and Claire is so informative about everything baby related! She's helped us with sticky eyes, wind and most importantly sleeping. Cranial osteopathy is now part of Mabel's life and definitely makes her a happier baby and has helped no end to put a new mums mind at ease.Faye Bradbury
I have been seen many times by Emma regarding different injuries. Every time she has managed to help me and my body out and offer some very important advice to prevent further injury! She is an amazing physiotherapist and remains professional at all times! I know friends that have also been treated by her and have always come away happy. Absolutely recommend! I have also met with Claire before, although I have not been treated by her she is a very kind and professional lady!Amy Haughton
I have been seeing Emma for the past year or so for massage to resolve various aches and pains. She is very very good at what she does and lovely with it! The new clinic is great too.Laura Arora
I cannot get over how amazing this place is. You transformed a tired, shabby shell into quite possibly, one of the most beautiful premises I have seen. Each room is unique and bursting with character, just like the beautiful ladies that work there. You deserve all the luck in the world.Catherine Lawless (9th May, 2018)
"I visited Claire when my son was 6 weeks old, my labour was quite quick so everything got a bit squished quite quickly for him meaning he was quite angry, not settled etc post birth. Claire’s cranial treatment helped him from the first session - he was so calm on Claire, she was amazing & so knowledgable, she made me feel like it wasn’t all me that was making him unsettled! We had 4 sessions & they all helped him so much, I went back to see her when my daughter was born. I can not recommend her highly enough & am so grateful for her support in those early weeks & months of having my son!"Jemma S (4th May, 2019)
"I cannot recommend Body Mechanix enough! I’ve personally had treatments with Claire over the past few years, but most recently Claire has been treating my daughter. She first saw Isla-Grace when she was 7 weeks old and has been treating her for the last 4 weeks for reflux, colic and tightness in her neck and torso. Isla loves her treatments and is always totally relaxed after, which gives me a few hours and even days of peace! Claire is always so professional and caring, we never feel rushed and she has always got time to listen to my concerns or answer any questions I have. I feel 100% confident that her treatments are helping my baby and for that I can’t thank her enough".Charlotte E (1st May, 2019)
After suffering from severe SPD in my pregnancy, a friend recommended Claire and I’m so glad she did! Even after the first session, I felt a difference and a relief from the constant pain in my pelvis. Claire treated me right up to a few days before my sons birth and because she knew exactly how I had been carrying him she was able to treat me effectively post birth too. After very long forceps labour it was brilliant to have Claire there within the first week to treat both me and Henry. Claire took time to fully assess him and performed cranial osteopathy which was brilliant. I couldn’t recommend her more and will definitely be going back with future pregnancies!Ellie Caisley (7th January, 2019)
I've been under the care of Claire easing the pain from disc bulges on my spine with acupuncture. It’s helped the pain so much I cannot recommendation enough. After recent surgery on my wrist, Claire has also worked her magic by easing the stiffness in my arm and reducing my scar sensitivity, even just the day after I’m feeling wonderfulKaren Conway (3rd July, 2019)
I saw Claire with my 8-week old son who suffered from reflux and was born via C-section. He’s suffered massively with feeding and has been so unsettled since he was born and within one session my son was much more settled than he ever has been! He would normally wake about 4pm and scream for hours until he was so exhausted he would pass out, but after our session, he slept soundly and woke for his normal feeds at night minus the screaming! She has helped us work out he has a tongue tie which we will now be getting fixed and will hopefully help his reflux further. We have a few more sessions to go but I’m so happy with the progress so far and I get so comfortable with Claire and I knows my son is in such safe and loving hands with her ♥️Nichola Drew (18th January, 2019)
Gurky is such a talented Osteopath! I had no idea of the broad spectrum of things they could treat and she has helped me get physically stronger and more agile, whilst having a huge impact on my general well-being. Gurky is a highly skilled practitioner, with excellent adjustments and what I call magic hands!!Roxan Charleston (17th May, 2019)
After breaking my fibula last October while playing rugby, I started seeing Gurky earlier this year to help aid my recovery. Her knowledge, professionalism and high level of care has meant I am now pain-free and have been able to recently return to rugby. I would highly recommend Gurky and the Body Mechanix Clinic!Jade Cook (25th July, 2018)